o Hiking and Backpacking
The Pocket Guide To Hiking / Backpacking is the perfect tool for the hiker and the backpacker. Topics include how best to pack your gear, footwear considerations, Dressing to Keep Warm, the proper Use and Care of your Sleeping Bag, Cooking considerations, Selecting and Preparing a Camp Site, Tents and Shelters including Snow Pits and Snow Caves, how to pitch a tent in high winds and in snow, Fireplace Arrangements, and even the various uses of a Walking Stick. Included are sections on Navigation Techniques and Map Reading, one on Forecasting Weather, and a comprehensive list of Safety Reminders. This unique guide closes with What To Do If You Become Lost and Ground to Air Emergency Signals. This is a must to slip into your pack.
o Weather Forecasting
The Pocket Guide To Weather Forecasting is another of those Pocket Guides so basic and so fundamental as to be useful to just about everyone. Hikers, backpackers, bikers and fishermen...anyone out there engaging in the great outdoors is at the mercy of the weather. The ability to forecast what may be coming is of immense value. This detailed, fully illustrated guide addresses such topics as Quick Forecasting Guidelines, Reading Nature's Signals, analyzing Cloud Formations, Forecasting by Monitoring Cloud Movement and Cloud Sequences, Forecasting by Cloud Types, analyzing Weather Fronts, Forecasting by Wind Direction, and integrating the Effects of Terrain into your forecast. This is an extremely valuable guide, one that you should always have with you out-of-doors, along with the Emergency First Aid and the Outdoor Survival Guides.
o Emergency First Aid
The Pocket Guide To Emergency First Aid is an absolute must for everyone. Whether you're hiking, boating, skiing, traveling, or fishing, you need to be prepared for that emergency. This fully illustrated guide will fit in your pocket, and when you need to open it in that critical moment, the spiral bound guide will stay open, not shut like so many other emergency medical books. The key issues are there: Basic Victim Assessment, How to deal with Bleeding, Eye Injuries, Bites, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Strokes, Cramps, Heart Attack, CPR, Head Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Fainting, Seizures, Sprains, Fractures, Dislocations, Splinting, Poisoning, Shock and more. The contents of an Emergency First Aid Kit are also set forth. Be prepared! You just never know when this guide may be critical to your well being.